David Donora, head of commodities at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, takes a closer look at prospects for the different commodity sectors in the months ahead.
Performance of commodities has big impact on markets
Follows OPEC cuts
Trump and production cut creating uncertainty
Gallery of key events
Follows 'Santa rally'
A further sign of investor bullishness in oil
First deal since 2001
Oil price spiked after OPEC agreed production cut
What a funny old year it has been - and there are still a few weeks to go!
Oil soared to over $50 a barrel
Brent trading above $50 a barrel
Price of Brent Crude climbed 2.2% to $48 a barrel
OPEC meeting November 30th
'Tougher stance against Iran could improve production'
It is time to head back to the combustible subject of oil. Regular readers of this column will know that back in early September, I predicted a messy demise for the commodity.
First output cut for eight years
Price of Brent crude rose to $53.58 a barrel
First deal in eight years
Significant meeting means limited oil price downside
Simon Gergel, manager of the Merchants investment trust, forecasts a much tighter oil market this year and beyond, with a return to higher prices at some point.
What will affect investor sentiment in 2016?
Positive development for the frontier market
Both Brent and Crude down